I haven’t posted an Exercise Journal update in awhile. Don’t worry, I haven’t stopped. I’m still working out 3 times a week.
If you remember, I was following an exercise program that is supposed to prepare someone to qualify for the Navy Seals Basic Underwater Demolition School. Like I said before, I’m too old to qualify for the Seals. I just thought they set a great example of physical fitness.
I had to adjust the routine. First, I reached a point where I didn’t have time to increase the workout anymore. Second, I got shinsplints just before Thanksgiving. I haven’t been able to get rid of them, so I had to drop the run from the routine. Since I just advanced to Yellow Belt in Tae Kwan Do, I decided to replace the run with my kicking exercises. That way I can get a good cardio workout and improve the height and strength of my kicks.
I really like the new routine. It still pushes my limits. I can also do everything, except for the swim, in my hotel room. Since I can do everything inside, rain and freezing temperatures can’t affect my workout.
Here is a copy of this week’s goals. I increase my workout every two weeks.
This Week’s Goals (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Pushups: 6 Sets of 30 Reps ea
Situps: 6 Sets of 35 Reps ea
Overhand Pullups: 2 Sets of 8 Reps ea
Dips: 3 Sets of 20 Reps ea
Swim: 35 minutes, 1200 meters, breaststroke
Tae Kwan Do
Front Kick: 25 ea R&L
Back Kick: 25 ea R&L
Step-behind Side Kick: 25 ea R&L
Roundhouse Kick: 25 ea R&L
Skip Side Kick: 25 ea R&L
Ax Kick: 25 ea R&L
Yellow Belt Pattern: 5 Reps
If you have any questions, let me know.